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  • The basics: Southeastern Oklahoma’s 53,000-square-foot Tishomingo Health Clinic was designed to represent the four seasons through different architectural elements, including an extensive autumn-themed exterior curtain wall. The initial challenge of the curtain-wall project was to create a decorative image that didn’t block light but instead filtered it, casting colorful shadows across...
  • The basics: An undulating façade of curved glass highlights the 21-story, 750,000-square-foot SickKids Research Tower in downtown Toronto. The project was built to combine science, discovery and learning programs with the organization’s clinical operations. The building, completed in 2012, is now the tallest laboratory in Canada. Diamond Schmitt Architects’ design intent was to further...
  • The basics: Leon’s Restaurant in New Haven, Conn., features a bar/lounge glass partition as its centerpiece design element. The first design challenge was creating the atmosphere of an open floor plan with three separate rooms—main dining room, private dining room and a bar/lounge room—while still providing plenty of natural daylight. The other challenge was designing a bar room next to a dining...
  • Photo by Anice HoachlanderThe basics: The designers of National Public Radio’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., transformed a 1927 warehouse building into a new state-of-the-art, LEED Gold home for the broadcasting organization. Glass proved a critical design element for the 330,000-square-foot project that is part renovation of the four-story warehouse, and part new construction...
  • The basics: The glass-enclosed outdoor patio at the Boathouse restaurant at Hendry’s Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif., provides diners with beautiful views of the ocean and beach. However, keeping the glass clean presented a constant challenge because of the restaurant's proximity to the surf. The stainless steel posts were also chronically tea stained, a condition similar to rust that is unique...
  • The basics: Two channel glass elevators greet patrons of Lincoln Center’s new Claire Tow Theater, transporting them from the Vivian Beaumont Theater lobby onto the roof, where the LCT3 theater is located.H3 Hardy Collaboration Architects wanted to enhance the play of light when designing the elevator, according to a Bendheim Wall Systems release. The structural properties of channel glass allowed...
  • The basics: Bridgestone Americas' new 265,000-square-foot technology center in Akron, Ohio, features a 50,000-square-foot energy-efficient curtain wall that exceeds design performance requirements, according to a United Architectural Metals release. For the $100 million, four-story Western Hemisphere Advanced Technology Center, architects chose a high-performance façade system with triple-glazed...
  • The basics: As part of East Orange, N.J.’s energy efficiency and conservation program, the historic East Orange City Hall underwent an extensive façade renovation that included installation of more than 500 new energy-efficient windows. Crystal Window and Door Systems worked with local architects and installers to meet the building’s challenging historic and operational requirements related to...
  • The basics: Buying local and staying local is how Gordon Food Service built its new 386,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Wyoming, Mich. The modern steel, concrete and glass structure reflects the latest in sustainable design, complete with oversized windows that provide every workspace a view.The use of glass on the interior and exterior of the building enables daylight to stream through...
  • The basics: The Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., recently underwent a renovation and window replacement that helped the project receive a Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. Architects for the project opted for super energy-efficient triple-glazed windows that improve air and comfort quality, while...
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